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of parliament have been questioning paul stephenson the chief of scotland yard who resigned over the scandal. his second in command and assistant police chief stepped down yesterday. he told the panel he did no wrong and wanted to restore confidence in his department. >> i spoke and they are willing to do something even they don't think they did anything wrong but willing to walk away but are willing to walk away. >> murdoch and son james and rebecca brooks chief executive of the news corp will also be testifying this morning. it's an inquiry into police mediation and possible corruption. >> the state shuttle has left the space station for the last time. the crew of four are due back to earth on thursday morning. it left them with a xhem rat ra active shuttle model and u.s. flag that has flew on first shuttle mission back in 1981. it will mark the end of nasa's 30-year shuttle program. >> heat wave is likely to spread misery to the east coast. 17 states have watches and advisories posted from the texas to the dakotas. it's not a dry heat. >> much of the sheet centered over areas still drying
the head of england's mighty scotland yard, resigned. and, now, a powerful father has to try to protect his son. here is abc's jeffrey kofman. >> reporter: just because they own tv networks doesn't mean the murdochs, father and son, like being on them. but, tomorrow, rupert and james murdoch will be stars of their own version of "dynasty," as they are grilled live by outraged british politicians. >> he worries not just about the company he built -- he didn't inherit this company, he built it. and he's also got to worry about his children, who he assumed would -- and wanted to succeed him. >> reporter: that is looking increasingly unlikely. james murdoch was being groomed to take over from his 80-year-old dad. but he could now face criminal charges. he admits paying two high-profile victims of his newspapers illegal hacking $1 million to keep quiet. >> there was a particular settlement that i authorized, and i've said was made with information that was incomplete. >> reporter: this scandal is nothing less than an earthquake, sending tremors to the highest levels of power in britain. the peop
. the controversy has forced the head of scotland yard and his deputy to resign over their alleged links to a former murdoch executive. the scandal has reached the highest levels of the british government, with opposition leaders saying the prime minister himself has questions to answer about his close ties to the murdoch empire. >> but at the moment, he seems unable to provide the leadership the country needs. >> reporter: rebekah brooks is a friend and a neighbor to the prime minister. the pair have met repeatedly since cameron took office 14 months ago. the prime minister cut short a trip to africa and called for an emergency session of parliament. in a further twist to the scandal, police found one of the first whistleblowers about hacking dead in his home. police are calling sean hoare's death unexplained, but not suspicious. now the murdochs have been coached by the best pr company in the land. not just on what to say, but how to say it. this is all about damage limitation, taking care of business here, and making sure it doesn't spread to the murdoch empire in the u.s. betty? >> all right, so
of scotland yard. sunday, police commissioner paul steve p son stepped down. both are under fire over links to a former news of the world executive employed by police as a media consult ontario. the news corp. board standing behind its liter refuting reports that rupert murdoch will be replaced. >>> another disturbing development in the case actually photo journalist credited with helping to break the scandal was up for at his home yesterday. however, police a sean hoare's death is not considered suspicious. he once told the new york sometimes while working for news of the world that phone hacks was widely used and even encouraged. >>> a identify profile hacking report is to blame for false reports that rupert murdoch was found dead. they were able to hack into the sun's web site and redirect readers to the hoax. >>> again, today's questioning about the phone hacking scandal is set to start later this morning. we'll bring you live coverage beginning at 9:30. >>> the senate continuing to work on a back-up plan for the debt ceiling. >>> a look at the morning's other top stories. d.c. police
from members of britain's parliament. in this case that now involves scotland yard, very high-level politicians there. >> cbs news correspondent michelle miller has more on the biggest challenge ever to this powerful media mogul. >> it all shows lack of good judgment. >> reporter: for days, ministers in parliament have called for answers from the man rarely forced to answer anyone. now, rupert murdoch must face british lawmakers in a high-stakes effort to defend himself and his media empire. according to a bloomberg report, the 80-year-old ceo is under growing pressure to step down. and may be replaced by current coo chase kerry. >> they're in big trouble. they have criminal investigations that they have to go through. they have parliamentary investigations and they have a lot of shareholders who are really restless. >> reporter: restless because in the two weeks since the phone hacking scandal broke, stock in murdoch's parent company, news corp, has dropped nearly 15%. a loss of an estimated $6 billion. in 30 years, murdoch transformed a single australian newspaper into the w
with scotland yard. >> the news international letters demonstrates that they are cooperating with police inquiries, and have evidence and there was evidence they were cooperating because they were providing. unless you contrary evidence that they were deliberately obstructing you in anyway, you cannot get a production lawyer. there's lawyers at this table i know who will reiterate that. you cannot get evidence, and i'm one of them. >> the reality is you are seeking to blame the legal process for something that is actually the metropolitan police fault, isn't? >> completely disagree with your. >> can i ask you this quick do you know who first recommended mr. wallis to mr. fedorcio? >> i don't know that. >> you didn't make inquiries about that when you were asked? [inaudible] >> did you make inquiries about mr. wallis? wallis? at all from a mr. fedorcio? deana who recommended him speakers i do not recall how it came in this process in terms of who else on the list was responsible for producing the tendering process. i'm sure he said that. i was aware, presumably before 31st of august, 29,
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